Photo credit: Julien Faugere

Michel Jean

Photo credit: Julien Faugere

Michel Jean

Michel Jean is a writer, TV news anchor and investigative journalist. The author of 11 books, he also writes and curates short stories and has edited two French-language collections showcasing Indigenous writers: Amun (2016) and Wapke (2021). In his 2012 novel Elle et nous, he opened up about his own Indigenous origins for the very first time. Kukum won the Prix France-Québec in 2020. Michel is Innu from Mashteuiatsh and much of his writing reflects his Indigenous origins.

Michel Jean’s Festival appearance is generously supported by the Bureau du Québec à Toronto (BQT).

Michel Jean is published by House of Anansi Press

Photo credit: Julien Faugere

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Kukum by Michel Jean, 2023

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